Experimental autism blood test for children shows accurate results

Researchers say an experimental blood test has shown promise as a novel way to diagnose autism in children. The test appears to be nearly 98% accurate in kids between age 3 and 10

Experimental autism blood test for children shows accurate resultsResearchers say an experimental blood test has shown promise as a novel way to diagnose autism in children. The test appears to be nearly 98 percent accurate in kids between the ages of 3 and 10, the researchers claimed. “The test was able to predict autism, regardless of where on the spectrum an individual was,” […]

Sleepless kids more likely to face behavioural problems

A new study witnessed that by age 7, sleepless kids had markedly decreased mental and emotional functioning. Children exhibited “poorer ability to pay attention, poorer emotional control, poorer executive function in general, and more behavioural problems

Sleepless kids more likely to face behavioural problemsPreschoolers who get too little sleep may be more likely to have trouble paying attention, controlling their emotions and processing information later in childhood, a new study suggests. By age 7, these sleepless kids had markedly decreased mental and emotional functioning, said study lead researcher Dr. Elsie Taveras. The children exhibited “poorer ability to pay […]

Parents: Call the doctor right away for these 4 symptoms

Many parents fail to understand how serious these four symptoms can be. They know that high fevers, cuts that bleed badly, lots of vomiting or diarrhea, bad injuries, or bad coughs need attention, but they don’t always understand the seriousness of these ones

Parents: Call the doctor right away for these 4 symptomsAs a pediatrician, I’ve talked on the phone with lots of parents of sick children. As I ask my questions and try to understand what’s going on and how I can help, there are a few symptoms in particular that I listen for. I don’t hear them often. Most of the time, it’s not serious […]

Environmental pollution kills 1.7 million children every year, says WHO

Harmful exposures can start in mother’s womb and increase risk of premature birth. Additionally, when infants and pre-schoolers are exposed to indoor and outdoor air pollution and second-hand smoke they have an increased risk of pneumonia in childhood, and a lifelong increased risk of chronic respiratory diseases, such as asthma

Environmental pollution kills 1.7 million children every year, says WHOMore than 1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years of age are attributable to unhealthy environments. Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, and inadequate hygiene – take the lives of 1.7 million children under 5 years, say two new WHO […]

Over 2,000 children treated for cancer last year at TMC

On the eve of International Children Cancer Day, Tata Memorial Centre addressed the issue of rising cancer cases among children in India. In a discussion meet, doctors said cancer is curable in kids if diagnosed early and with proper treatment

Over 2,000 children treated for cancer last year at TMCEvery year, 55,000 new cancer cases among children are registered in India and last year, over 2,000 children below age 18 were treated for cancer at Tata Memorial Centre (TMC). The data was given by TMC in a conference held on February 14 on the eve of International Childhood Cancer Day. The doctors discussed issues […]

Survey reveals every third child in India is unhealthy

Children are becoming less active for environmental or interpersonal reasons. Lack of physical activity increases the risk of obesity and health-related problems in adolescence, and adulthood

Survey reveals every third child in India is unhealthyHealth is wealth, but doctors and a study reveal there is an increase in the number among children with regards to a drop in their health and fitness. According to the 7th Annual School health and fitness study by EduSports, every third child has an unhealthy body mass index (BMI). Dr Mona Gajre, professor of paediatrics […]

Is Mumbai unsafe for kids?

Worrisome statistics released by Mumbai police reveal that city registered highest number of child sexual abuse cases in 2016 - 908. In comparison to last four years, number of cases have increased by 486

Is Mumbai unsafe for kids?Despite all the efforts to sensitise children, parents and the society at large on child sexual abuse, the recent data released by the Mumbai police give a disturbing picture. Mumbai registered 908 child sexual abuse complaints in 2016, which has increased by 102 cases than the previous year. In fact, it is worrisome to note […]

New study finds correlation between asthma and kidney stones in children

Talking about the research carried out in Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, city paediatricians said asthma cases are rising among city kids, too. However, an India specific study is needed to verify the correlation

New study finds correlation between asthma and kidney stones in childrenDid you know if your child is asthmatic, then he / she could be prone to kidney stones too? A recent study published in PLoS One found that prevalence of kidney stones was fourfold greater in children with asthma as compared to children without it. The researchers, who did the study at Cleveland Clinic in […]

Kids more prone to blood cancer

Doctors say 80 per cent cancer cases among children are curable if the disease is diagnosed early

Kids more prone to blood cancerEvery month over 30 children visit Cancer Patient Aid Association (CPAA) enquiring about cancer. According to CPAA, cancer is becoming more common among children. Most common cancer which children are prone to is ‘blood cancer’. Akmal, an eight-year-old boy from Jharkhand is suffering from blood cancer for the past year-and-a-half. Doctors say he has 80 […]

Bad posture, slouching common in children addicted to gadgets

While there have been many debates and discussions on cons of access usage of technology, recent addition to the list is how mobiles phones and tablets are responsible for poor postures among children

Bad posture, slouching common in children addicted to gadgetsIn an age when technology has become a part of our daily life and an integral part of education system, its ill-effects are bound to affect adults and kids alike. While there have been many debates and discussions on cons of access usage of technology, the recent addition to the list is how mobiles phones, […]